Sara Manente lives in Brussels and works as a choreographer and performance artist.
Her solo work is focused on the understanding of dance as a performative language as in Lawaai means Hawaai (2009) and Faire un four (2011). “Re-mixing outputs from movement, iconography, memory, spatial perception, aesthetic values and individual singularity” is a way to “expand the practice of choreography narrowing the distance between performer and audience”.
In 2016, she started a research around the critical relationship between dance and language: Spectacles are written texts, interviews, a lecture performance and a 3D film in collaboration with Christophe Albertijn questioning: What does dance tell us? and How are we to talk about dance?
Since 2004, she has made performances, videos and research projects of her own and in collaboration namely with Alessandra Bergamaschi Democratic forest (research and workshops, 2008-2009), To park (performance installation, 2008-2010), with Ondine Cloez and Michiel Reynaert Some performances (video, 2008) and Grand Tourists (experimental in-situ project, 2010).
In 2004-5, she created and produced two dance pieces in collaboration with Marcos Simoes and since 2012 they have been working together again questioning notions of collaboration and the relation with the audience by making performances and workshops: This place (a series of works based on ESP -extra sensorial perception- with seven artistic couples, 2012-2014), x: I liked B better/ y: I am 29 too (telepathic experiment between North and South Korea, 2013), Tele Visions (telepathic tests with the audience, 2015/2016) and Lava (a mixed media dance performance, 2016).
She has been working as performer or collaborator with Juan Dominguez, Kate McIntosh, Aitana Cordero Vico, Marcos Simoes, Jaime Llopis, Nada Gambier and Gaëtan Bulourde.
Sara is one of the founding members of Cabra vzw